Is the only escape from the patriarchy through a deal with the devil? Just in time for Loloween, Annie Fell discusses Satan, feminism, and Puritan sexuality in the horror film The Witches.
Poet Lisa Luxx debates a queer woman’s responsibility in unpicking her patriarchal behavior in the bedroom.
The lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (aka TIFF) is stacked with some truly excellent-looking films that subvert normative notions of gender and sexuality. Kristen Cochrane rounds up 6 films that focus on gender and sexual diversity – to see at this year’s fest (or after, at a theatre/laptop near you).
The 2018 Venice Film Festival is upon us, and the lineup is pretty lacking in the way of gender and sexual diversity – both in terms of onscreen representation and filmmakers’ identities. Nevertheless, Kristen Cochrane dug up some real gems – 6 films that focus on gender and sexual diversity – to see at this year’s fest (or after, at a theatre/laptop near you).
Is sexuality a gendered power that women have over men? Callie Hitchcock discusses the 2016 film The Love Witch in light of the recent conversation surrounding the despicable humans known as “incels”.
The figure of the witch has been both the ultimate misogynist scapegoat and a symbol of feminist resistance – these days, happily, it is far more the latter. Sophia Larigakis talks to witchspert Kristen Sollée—author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists—about reclaiming the witch, contentious histories, and slut-shaming. Featured image by Natasha Gornik.
The Tribeca 2018 film lineup features stories of sluttiness, surveillance and queer sexuality. Kristen Cochrane is back with another brilliant list of women-led films to see at this year’s fest (or after, in a theatre/laptop near you).
In the heyday of Jersey Shore (a simpler time, frankly) Snooki and her cohort of ladies were slut-shamed and scrutinized by the media in a way that their spiky-mopped male counterparts were not. Just in time for the show’s reunion, Annie Fell muses about the Shore’s double standard.
Why do images of male directors generally portray them pointing and shouting, whereas female directors on set are smiling and poised? Tatum Dooley discusses the representation of female directors, and how the rejection of this demure image by legendary director Agnès Varda’s is inspiring women behind the camera today.
Kristen Cochrane discusses violence, survival, feminism and sexual autonomy in 2018’s most #triggering film (for white dudes, anyway), Assassination Nation. (Minor spoilers ahead!)